Saindhavaka: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. It is also known by the name Saindhava. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Natya Shastra

Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—When one represents a lover who has failed to keep his tryst and is using Prakrit to express his grief through well-performed Karaṇas, it is an instance of the Saindhavaka.

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it the character has Prakrit speeches forgetting the convention, endowed with the karaṇas of vīṇā well-effected. In saindhavaka, Saindhavi dialect is used. This use of dialects is included by the poets in their plays as it helps the rasa-realization. Abhinava states that Rājaśekhara composed the sattaka Karpūramañjarī in Prakrit only, for the Prakrit language helps extremely in the evoking of the Erotic sentiment. Bhejjala composed the Rasakānka, Rādhā-vipralambha using the Saindhava language profusely. Candraka composed his plays in Sanskrit alone as the Sanskrit language helps the Heroic and the Terrific sentiments particularly. Thus the striking variety of the ten rūpakas (‘major dramatic forms’) caused by the use of the befitting language is accepted by the sage Bharata by describing this lāsyāṅga.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक).—a. (- f.) Relating to the Saindhavas.

-kaḥ A miserable inhabitant of Sindhu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A miserable inhabitant of Sindhu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक).—[saindhava + ka], adj. Relating to the Saindhavas (see the last); with nṛpa, their king, [Draupadīpramātha] 8, 42.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Saindhavaka (सैन्धवक):—[from saindhava] mfn. belonging or relating to the Saindhavas (with nṛpa or rājan m. ‘a king of the Saindhavas’), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a miserable inhabitant of Sindhu, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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